Headlines for Monday, June 30, 2003

  • Deceased stallion Chester House.

    Millionaire Chester House Succumbs to Cancer

    Millionaire Chester House, a half-brother to 2003 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Empire Maker and one of five stakes winners from his dam, was euthanized June 28.

  • Led by Cuvee, Asmussen Runners Tune Up at Churchill

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Cuvee, who looms as a heavy favorite in Sunday's 102nd running of the $125,000-added Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds, finished his major preparation for the six furlong race with a Monday work at Churchill Downs.

  • Golf Star Player Meets Turf Star Ipi Tombe

    South African golf legend Gary Player, fresh off Sunday's final round play of the U.S. Senior Open at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, stopped at Churchill Downs on Monday to visit another of his country's notable exports: Ipi Tombe, winner of Saturday's Locust Grove Handicap (gr. III) in her U.S. racing debut.

  • Trainers Consider Boycott over Workers' Comp

    Southern California Thoroughbred trainers waking up to workers' compensation insurance increases effective July 1 are planning to meet Tuesday at Hollywood Park to consider a possible boycott of the entry box to get the attention of track management and the state legislature.

  • Support of 'Tour' to Be Recommended to BC Board

    The Breeders' Cup executive committee and management team is expected to recommend to the full Breeders' Cup board that the organization continue to work with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to facilitate the proposed Thoroughbred Championship Tour.

  • Hishi Miracle Takes Third Group I in Japan

    With all eyes on the top picks and the pressure off, dark-horse Hishi Miracle did it again, turned the tables to capture yet another group I, his third, the Takarazuka Memorial June 29 at Hanshin Racecourse.